Queens (N.Y.) Ranks No. 61 in NCSA Division II Collegiate Power Rankings
CHICAGO – The National Collegiate Scouting Association (NCSA) released its ninth annual NCAA Division II Collegiate Power Rankings recently, and Queens College of the City University of New York is tabbed as the No. 61 institution in the tally.
The Collegiate Power Rankings are calculated for each college/university at the NCAA Division I, II and III levels by averaging the Learfield Sports Directors' Cup ranking, the NCAA student-athlete graduation rate of each college/university and the U.S. News & World Report ranking. The collegiate power rankings based off of the Learfield Sports Directors' Cup rating evaluates the strength of NCAA athletic departments, while the U.S. News & World Report rating recognizes institutions of academic excellence. The student-athlete graduation rates are based on those provided by the NCAA.
“We take pride in producing and supporting our talented student-athletes,” said Queens assistant vice president of athletics, China Jude. “Regardless of the ranking criteria, Queens College student-athletes are always No. 1 to us.”
“The Power Rankings are an objective tool to empower student-athletes to find the right fit in a college or university, not only for its athletics, but academics as well," says Chris Krause, CEO and Founder of NCSA Athletic Recruiting. "Our hope is to educate these student-athletes and their parents on the importance of evaluating schools that will provide the education for an enriched, successful career after college, in addition to athletic success.”
The Queens College department of athletics offers varsity, intramural and recreational athletics opportunities to members of its campus community. The college sponsors 19 varsity sports at the NCAA Division II level, with the Knights competing predominantly in the East Coast Conference. Queens College's department of athletics encourages all student-athletes to complete a meaningful academic degree program, participate fully in the college community and prepare for life after college athletics. For more information on athletics, please visit www.queensknights.com.
Located on a beautiful, 77-acre campus in Flushing, Queens College of the City University of New York enjoys a national reputation for its liberal arts and sciences and pre-professional programs. Each year Queens College has been cited by The Princeton Review as one of the nation’s 100 “Best Value” colleges, thanks to its outstanding academics, generous financial aid packages, and relatively low costs. In addition, U.S. News & World Report America’s Best Colleges (2011) ranks QC among the top 10 public universities in its category “Best Universities—Master’s (North).” The college opened its first residence hall in August 2009. More info on Queens College at www.qc.cuny.edu .